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A Way With Words

Jack Peters ’20 is a typical sports-loving student with an exceptional accomplishment; he is the 2017 champion of the division three North American Scrabble Championships. Though most people consider Scrabble to be a casual if slightly dated board game, for Peters it has been a passion that has taken over his life.

Using Data to Fight Terrorism

On March 22, an attacker drove his car into crowds of people on Westminster Bridge in London. On April 7, four pedestrians died when a man drove his truck into a crowd in Stockholm.

Exploring Immigration

The aroma of Guatemalan pastries filled the Multipurpose Room in the Shapiro Campus Center on May 3 as Marci McPhee, director of campus programs at the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, opened this semester’s Immigrant Practicum Presentation with an explanation of its purpose.

Sip on That

After picking up a book about coffee, Max Keilson ’13 came across a short paragraph describing how coffee grows inside a fruit on a tree.

Weaving together

Fast fashion is a phenomenon that has recently gained a great deal of media coverage for its negative effects, but for Amanda Zehner M.A.’11, it’s something she’s been aware of for much longer.

Finding his voice

In the midst of incoming freshman, Guy Raz ’96 took his first step onto the Brandeis campus. But instead of locating his dorm, Raz headed straight to the Usdan student center, into a grungy, subterranean office where he began his undergraduate journalism career by writing an op-ed column for the Justice. Since graduating from Brandeis, Raz, has worked as a host for NPR’s “All Things Considered,” as a CNN foreign correspondent and  as a professor of journalism.

Where Creativity Counts

The creative, thoughtful and innovative minds of Brandeis University were on display on Saturday, April 22 at the University’s first ever TEDx event, during which five speakers delivered talks about topics ranging from research and education to psychology and life experience.

Veg Out

“It just seemed like there were three clubs for every social issue on campus, but no one was talking about animals.

Stay Inquizitive

“No. We’re boring,” insisted team President Kent Dinlenc ’19 with a straight face when asked in an interview with the Justice to share the funniest experience he could recall from the Brandeis Quiz Bowl Team in an interview with the Justice. Quiz Bowl is a competitive trivia game between two teams.

Fit to Print

“When I came to Brandeis, I thought 3D printing was science fiction,” said Gabriel Seltzer ’18 in an interview with the Justice.

Miracle Maker

If it was unclear before, Rev. Jeffrey Brown has established that miracles really do occur. Brown spoke at Brandeis University after receiving the annual “Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life” award on Wednesday, March 22.

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